Cremation Facts - Everything You Need To Know

By: Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

At Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home, we have seen that cremation has become an increasingly popular choice for final disposition in recent years. However, there are still many misconceptions and questions surrounding the cremation process.

Cremation Facts - Everything You Need To Know

If you're considering cremation or want to learn more, we will provide you with the essential facts you need to know about inexpensive cremation.

What Is Inexpensive Cremation?

Cremation is a process that uses high temperatures to reduce a deceased body to its essential elements, typically bone fragments. This is achieved in a cremation chamber, or a cremator or retort. The remains, known as cremated remains or ashes, are then carefully collected and returned to the family.

You Can Choose From Different Funeral Options

Contrary to popular belief, choosing cremation does not mean you must forgo a funeral or memorial service. Cremation can be followed by a traditional funeral service, allowing family and friends to gather, pay their respects, and find closure. Additionally, there are various options for memorializing cremated remains, such as scattering, burial, or placement in a columbarium or urn garden.

It Can Be More Environmentally Friendly

Many people opt for inexpensive cremation due to its perceived environmental benefits. Compared to traditional burial, cremation can have a lower environmental impact. It requires less land for burial plots, reduces the use of embalming chemicals, and avoids the production and maintenance of burial caskets. However, it's important to note that cremation still has an environmental impact, as it consumes energy and releases greenhouse gases.

Cremation Does Not Exclude Religious Beliefs

Many religions around the world accept cremation. Certain religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, have long-standing cremation traditions. However, it's crucial to consult with your religious leader or spiritual advisor to ensure that cremation aligns with your specific beliefs and practices.

Cremated Remains Can Be Handled in Various Ways

Cremated remains offer versatility in terms of how they can be handled. Some standard options include placing the ashes in an urn for display at home, scattering them in a meaningful location (subject to local regulations), or dividing them among family members for personalized keepsakes or jewelry.

Pre-Planning Cremation Offers Benefits

Similar to pre-planning a traditional funeral, pre-planning cremation can offer numerous benefits. It allows you to make informed decisions about your final arrangements, ensuring your wishes are fulfilled. Pre-planning also provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones, relieves them of the burden of decision-making during an emotionally challenging time, and can even offer financial savings.

For information about our inexpensive cremation options, please call us at (928) 855-4949 or (928) 753-2555. If you prefer to email us, fill out the form below, and one of our Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home team members will respond as soon as possible.

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